Ottawa, ON

May 2020

 

Matt’s review:

With each and every vintage CheckMate Artisanal Winery is solidifying their reputation as one of Canada’s leading wineries, producing world-class Chardonnay and Merlot from the south of the Okanagan Valley, in Canada’s wine capital, Oliver, BC.

2014 Attack Chardonnay

CheckMate’s Attack is an expressive fruit and mineral-driven ultra premium Chardonnay from the heart of the Okanagan Valley.  A textbook example of textured mineral-focused Chardonnay with an abundance of orchard fruit and spice, all presented in an elegant style with excusite balance – these are becoming the hallmarks of CheckMate’s brand.

Tasting Attack immediately you notice how versatile this masterpiece is, making it fantastic to pair with a wide range of dishes from ceviche to creamy pasta, and like a fine Champagne, Attack is ideally suited for celebrating life’s milestones too (hint hint with Father’s Day approaching…).  Attack beautifully showcases the greatness CheckMate’s southern Okanagan Valley Chardonnay’s are achieving consistently year after year, earning this vintage top accolades from this critic.  Tasted May 2020. 96 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

Available winery-direct.